High Availability Clustering (EX436)
This exam is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Study Points for the EX436 Exam
Candidates should be able to perform the tasks listed below:
- Configure a high-availability cluster, using either physical or virtual systems, that:
- Manage logical volumes in a clustered environment:
- Configure a GFS file system to meet specified size, layout, and performance objectives
- Configure iSCSI initiators
- Use multipathed devices
- Configure cluster logging
- Configure cluster monitoring
As with all Red Hat performance-based exams, configurations must persist after reboot without intervention.
Red Hat Docs and Study Material
Other Study Material
Sander van Vugt has released a book for “Pro Linux High Availability Clustering“. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, so cannot tell much nor recommend, but you may want to check it out.
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